The FOSSi foundation launches an annual student design contest, which will run for the first time this year. You can find the full announcement here.

As this is the first run, we are open to any kind of submission: Undergraduate or PhD project, a hardware design or useful tool, etc. The focus of this design contest is beyond the actual design, excellent entries should be open, reusable and useful. Especially aspects like documentation, quick start, testbenches, etc. are valuated highly in this contest.

The best entries will be granted travel grants to this years ORCONF where they can present their work in a lightning talk and during a poster session. We are still fixing a jury of industry experts, but people from large semiconductor and EDA companies have already agreed to be part of it.

If you are interested to participate, please be invited to submit your work since last October to our mail address or ask for feedback on a new project on our mailing list.

Thanks go to our academic partners that help us with organization of this contest.